IRS Collections, Liens & Levies

IRS Collections, Liens and Levies

The IRS can be unforgiving when it comes to unpaid taxes. When an individual does not submit taxes as owed, the government will employ dedicated collection agents to secure past due tax payments through any means necessary. When financial repayment is not obtained, the IRS is quick to proceed with alternative collection methods, including liens and levies, and garnishments.

Understanding IRS Liens and Levies

Liens and levies are an aggressive IRS collection tool used when the taxpayer has made no attempts to satisfy his or her outstanding tax liabilities. In the most extreme cases, the IRS can take your property through levy actions or lien foreclosures. However, wage and bank levies and garnishments are the more common collection methods in these circumstances.

The IRS will typically send multiple notices of tax liability before commencing a lien or levy action. If no communication is initiated on your part or no repayment solution has been reached, the government will begin a lien or levy. This can be devastating and stressful for you and your family. However, it is important to realize there are legal solutions. With the help of a skilled tax attorney you can stop these drastic collection efforts and find alternative methods of repayment.

Helping You Stop the Drastic Collection Efforts of The IRS

At Terrence A. Grady & Associates Co., L.P.A., our lawyers have helped a significant number of individuals and families stop IRS liens and levies through effective legal strategies. We have a dedicated focus on tax law and have an in-depth understanding of the multiple resolution options for those who face extreme collection methods.


The best time to contact our law firm is upon the first notice you receive. If we are involved early, we can work to prevent a lien or levy. However, if these actions are already in process, it is not too late for a favorable resolution. We are skilled in halting liens and levies, and negotiating with the IRS for alternative repayment plans.

Contact Our Columbus Tax Law Attorneys

There are many options to help you resolve IRS collections, liens and levies. Contact our Ohio law firm to learn more.